2018 Goldman Sachs IBD Hong Kong Summer Analyst Final Round (2017.11.25)

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Hi guys anybody attended last Saturday's superday for GS 2018 HK IBD SA?

Heard it would be 6 offerees out of 23 Superday candidates. When did you guys get the feedback? Has been 5 days and no feedback. Heard a MIT kid got the offer?

Thanks.

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Dec 1, 2017

hmmmm

Dec 1, 2017

You got dinged

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Dec 1, 2017

Did anyone hear back from the superday on 11/26?

Dec 4, 2017

Same here, was told to receive a feedback this week. But I have heard someone from ECM got an offer on Tuesday 28th.

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Dec 7, 2017

are you also interviewing HK IBD or ECM?

Dec 7, 2017

I got an offer and a call from an MD

Dec 7, 2017

Did you get an offer for IBD?

Dec 7, 2017

Securities placed

Dec 7, 2017

im pretty sure banks don't notify you if you didn't make it

Dec 7, 2017

not true. some people who interviewed in NY got a rejection letter.

Dec 7, 2017

They will only send out rejection letters after all the posts have been filled with 100% confidence, which is three months down the way.

Dec 7, 2017

I haven't heard back either, still hoping.

Dec 7, 2017

I got typical automatic rejection letter from GS HK last year after superday. Based on my own experience and what I heard, offers usually come out within 1-2 days, otherwise you are on WL. Good luck.

Dec 7, 2017

I found it very weird that non of my interviewers was an MD... I was seriously thinking that they may have filled most of the spots during their NY superday and just to conduct interviews in HK to finish the process for those who weren't able to make it to NY.

Dec 7, 2017

Got my generic rejection email on Feb 18th for the HK office. Im curious to know how many people got offers from that super day in NYC. From what i recall , there were 6 of us ? I've been in contact with 2 others, so none of us 3 have gotten offers.

I heard a rumour that most of the offers were given to the HK locals. Can any1 confirm this?

Tough life :( I am still offer-less ...

Dec 7, 2017

Not true. Had a superday in NY for the HK office, got an offer (but chose somewhere else). There's no way there were 6 people. Remember the superday isn't just held for 1 time slot/day, so there were probably 20-30 ppl that interviewed at least.

Dec 7, 2017

Just curious, when you interview at GS, are you interviewing at product/industry groups in particular? some pompous bitch at my school keeps talking about her 2nd round M&A interview coming up, and i'm guessing shes full of shit (she has no credibility)

Dec 7, 2017

you speak Chinese? you might get part of your interview in chinese, especially if you said you were fluent on your resume. Goldman is notorious in putting kid on the spot. Both my friend and I had interviewers who, mid-way through, started speaking in French.

It'll be the same as other BB's in that if you were a finance/account major or did an internship and stuff, you'll be asked questions on that. I'm surprised it's only 2 hours. Maybe it's 2 hours for the first part and if you're asked back for the afternoon, you'll do that. From what I recall, that's how they structured the Superdays at GS.

Dec 7, 2017

@Waltersobchek

No, I am not interviewing for a particular product/industry group. To my knowledge, analysts in Hong Kong are generalists.

@HerSerendipity

I do not speak Chinese at all. 2 hours thing is a little new to me. Anyways, lets us see. Thank you.

Dec 7, 2017

That french sure sounds like a story I've read on one of the bank's website.
hk offices usually love testing people's chinese.

Dec 7, 2017

what do you mean by "china's demolishing its two-tier equity structure"?

Dec 7, 2017

You must have had an angel for a first round interview. I had a Wharton MBA.

20 minute casual interview about my career aspirations? F*ck that, it was 34 minutes of mostly technical questions!

The guy I interviewed with would randomly ask me to answer the question in Chinese. He asked me all these IPO questions and region specific technical questions about Chinese market returns and betas used in DCF. I knew the answers, but I used a lot of English for technical vocab.

I guess I did well enough though. See you on Sunday. And yes, I think we'll just be meeting with people from Asia so 2 hours is not long at all. Seriously, I've had a phone interview that lasted an hour, 2 hours is nothing.

Dec 7, 2017

Those are pretty hard-core questions. My friend interviewed last year and she said it was similar to US bank interviews.

How many are they taking?

Dec 7, 2017
zzzz4464:

Any one going to Goldman Sachs HK IBD SA SuperDay in NY?

Seems like its going to be 3 back to back interviews.

Also, do they have interviews on both Sat and Sun?

I'll be going this weekend. Yes, some folks are interviewing on Sunday.

I hope theres someone who went through this interview in the past would share their experience with this interview.

Dec 7, 2017

Same.

Also, do you know if this is the only super day weekend?

How many does the office take each year?

Dec 7, 2017
zzzz4464:

Same.

Also, do you know if this is the only super day weekend?

How many does the office take each year?

I would like to knows well how many the office takes and if they hire same amount of summer associates as summer analysts.

Dec 7, 2017

Are you guys interviewing for financing group or corporate finance?

Dec 7, 2017

Corporate finance. you?

Dec 7, 2017
akwade:

Are you guys interviewing for financing group or corporate finance?

Corporate finance, you?

Dec 7, 2017

corporate finance. you?

Dec 7, 2017

Interviewing for both...not sure how that's gonna work.

Dec 7, 2017
akwade:

Interviewing for both...not sure how that's gonna work.

Are you having two interviews? Or just one?

Dec 7, 2017

Just the 1.5 hour.

Dec 7, 2017

Can't sleep!!!! Interview in a few hours

Dec 7, 2017
vegankid:

Can't sleep!!!! Interview in a few hours

I forgot to ask them when will we hear back. Let me know if you have a chance to ask the hr

Dec 7, 2017

They told me on the spot this morning

Dec 7, 2017
akwade:

They told me on the spot this morning

Wow, for what position?

Dec 7, 2017
akwade:

They told me on the spot this morning

hey could you share long is the gs hk ibd offer valid for?

Dec 7, 2017

Classic IBD

Dec 7, 2017
akwade:

Classic IBD

Congrats! Associate or analyst?

Dec 7, 2017

analyst

Dec 7, 2017
akwade:

analyst

Wow, that's pretty unusual!

Did they let you wait there? How did that process work out?

Dec 7, 2017

went in last night for FG, and classic this morning. interviewed with a bunch of MBAs

Dec 7, 2017
akwade:

went in last night for FG, and classic this morning. interviewed with a bunch of MBAs

Wow congrats! I totally bombed my interviews :(

Dec 7, 2017
akwade:

went in last night for FG, and classic this morning. interviewed with a bunch of MBAs

Do you know are you the only one told on the spot? Did they inform other people who got the offer yet?

Dec 7, 2017

Not sure. I was the only undergrad interviewing yesterday.

Dec 7, 2017
akwade:

Not sure. I was the only undergrad interviewing yesterday.

I think I saw you. My interviewer told me he had to interview an analyst applicant after my interview. I was sitting outside the room.

Oct 30, 2018

Hey sorry to bother, I know this thread is from a year ago but I'm wondering how many batches of hirevues were there last year for GS IB HK? And how many superdays were there in total? Would greatly appreciate an answer as I still haven't received a hirevue invite for 2019 SA and am concerned about being dinged already

Dec 7, 2017

waited for 30 minutes while my three interviewers discussed a bit. then one of my interviewers came and told me. Great bunch of guys to talk to.

Dec 7, 2017
akwade:

waited for 30 minutes while my three interviewers discussed a bit. then one of my interviewers came and told me. Great bunch of guys to talk to.

Congrats again! Must've been the longest 30 min you waited.

My biggest concern is that all my 3 interviews were very short. None of them lasted more than 15 min, then I had to ask them questions....

Dec 7, 2017

my first two were very technical (lbo walk through, proforma balance sheets, accounting) which was expected since i did ib last summer. last one with MD was just to test my chinese which ended with him telling me to read chinese news everyday for 30 minutes.

Dec 7, 2017
akwade:

my first two were very technical (lbo walk through, proforma balance sheets, accounting) which was expected since i did ib last summer. last one with MD was just to test my chinese which ended with him telling me to read chinese news everyday for 30 minutes.

The VP and MD tested my Chinese. I'm a native Canto speaker and not a mando speaker. They still tested my Mando. The VP asked if I could read Chinese classic novels..... :(

Dec 7, 2017
akwade:

my first two were very technical (lbo walk through, proforma balance sheets, accounting) which was expected since i did ib last summer. last one with MD was just to test my chinese which ended with him telling me to read chinese news everyday for 30 minutes.

akwade, how long were your interviews?

Dec 7, 2017

I was slotted into random time slots in between mba interviews. One of my interviews was done outside a conference room on a pair of couches...

I'd say 25-30min, everytime the HR lady had to come to tell us to finish.

Dec 7, 2017

have the rest of you heard back? either an offer or a ding?

Dec 7, 2017
pQvN8XLvrb:

have the rest of you heard back? either an offer or a ding?

No nothing at all

Dec 7, 2017
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